A phlebotomy technician needs a high school diploma or equivalent, plus 3 months or more of specialized training, either on-the-job or through a formalized certificate, diploma or AAS degree program.
Certification is optional but highly recommended. (Some employers require it.)
The American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), and the American Society for Phlebotomy Technicians offer testing for Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) or Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT). Continuing education is needed to maintain certification status.
Donor phlebotomy technician (DPT), qualifying to work in blood donor centers
Blood bank supervisor
Medical lab technician